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Jesus Wilderness Fast

When Jesus was in the wilderness for 40 days, with no food or water how did He stay alive?

Moderator - He fasted food not water.

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He stayed alive by the Holy Spirit whom is the Preserver.
---Eloy on 11/23/10


That was very insighful MarkV. Thanks for the lesson!
---John on 11/22/10


Carol, the fasting was food only.
Second, After the Israelites passed the Red Sea, they spent 40 years in the wilderness. Immediately after Jesus was baptized in the Jordan, He was "let by the Spirit into the wilderness" for 40 days. At the end of the 40 days, Jesus resisted the devil's trickery temptations by quoting three key Scriptures, All from Deuteronomy, the very book God gave Israel during the 40 year sojourn in the wilderness. What does this mean? It means that in Matthew's and Luke, Jesus was repeating the history of Israel, point by point, and was overcoming where they had failed. In other words, Christ was showing Himself to be the primary Israel, the Prince of God, the Victorious One who overcomes all sin.
---Mark_V. on 11/20/10


Well I am a pentecostal Evangelist and I can speak on this, Jesus did all of these things to lead as an example because He says: "everyone who wants to be worthy of me, must take up his cross and follow me". Therefore we have no excuses on why or how we could not follow God. He fasted to show us by example what we must do in order to over come the powers of darkness. It is also written that demons can not and will not be rebuked by man unless by fasting and prayer. It also does not mean you have to fast for 40 days either. Also there are other ways that a person could fast.
---Jesus on 11/17/10


How did Jesus walk on water? Or feed 5,000 people with a boys lunch? Or heal the man born blind? How did he bring to life a man (Lazarus) whose dead body should have been in a state of decay?

Fasting 40 days, with or without water, would have been quite possible for Jesus. The reason we are told about it is what it teaches us about the temptation of Jesus and the motives of Satan.
---Donna on 7/16/08




If Moses, a mere human, could survive in the mountain without food and water, how much more could Jesus?
---Steveng on 7/14/08


He drank water to stay alive.
---Whisper on 7/14/08


Mod my post got backwards the 3rd one should be fist
---evangelistjerry on 9/11/07


because you believe it that people can't live without water for more than a few days. Do you think God has to have food and water to exist, does not the word say that Jesus was God in the flesh.
Moderator, were you there to know for sure that Jesus didn't fast without water also, isn't your comment just your opinion and not fact. I believe it could have been either way but the important thing is that even in the physical condition, from fasting, that Jesus was in,
---evangelistjerry on 9/11/07


the lesson here is to rely on the Word and the Spirit of God to resist the devil.
---evangelistjerry on 9/11/07




again I ask if you that say it is impossible to live without water explain Moses on the mount for 40 days without food or water. Does the Bible not say that with God ALL things are possible, if we had the faith of a grain of a mustard seed we could move this mountain. whether Jesus fasted without food and water is unsure simply because its not recorded but if it recorded that he fasted from food and water then would you doubt God's word
---evangelistjerry on 9/11/07


can someone give me the site where it says Jesus drank water? I'm trying to be a good literalist here.
---alexia on 9/11/07


I agree with the Moderator on this. Jesus did not fast water or He would have died. He fasted food only. Scripture says that when He came out of the wilderness He was hungry, but not thirsty (Matthew 4:2).
---Helen_5378 on 9/11/07


Don't worry about it, God the Father took care of Him.
---catherine on 9/10/07


Denna, No offence,but it's posts like this that really blow me away. As a Pentacostal pastor you obviously are "trinitarian" and saying "Jesus put His life and hope in the Father" while believing He is/was the Father. You can't have it both ways!As Almighty God He would not need food or water,ever! Do you not see something wrong with this picture?
---1st_cliff on 9/10/07


for those that say it is impossible to live without water for more that a few days I give you Exodus 34:28 which states that Moses was with the LORD for 40 days and 40 nights, neither did he eat bread nor drink water for the 40 days.
---evangelistjerry on 9/10/07


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You can actually live several days without water (which He did not fast from), you can also live weeks without food. As Jesus answered in Luke 4:4 And Jesus answered him, "It is written, `MAN SHALL NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE. But you cannot live one second without hope. Jesus put His hope and life in the hands of the Father.
---denna7667 on 9/10/07


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